Rugged IP65 version of ergonomically-designed handheld enclosures

17-03-2016 | JPR Electronics | Subs & Systems

JPR Electronics has announced availability of the new IP65 sealed version of
the stylish, ergonomically-designed, 1553 handheld enclosure family from
Hammond Electronics. The soft-sided 1553W enclosures are intended for
housing electronic products that will be used in environments where dust and
water is likely to be present.

Typical applications include instrument or mobile data enclosures requiring
a keypad and display, particularly when repetitive assembly and disassembly
are required.

The 1553W has an ergonometric curved shape that fits comfortably into the
hand and the top cover is recessed to allow a membrane keypad to be flush
mounted. An integral end panel forms part of the top cover providing an easy
to machine area for cable entry, switches and indicators. PCB standoffs are
provided in the top and base for mounting

The 1553W enclosure features a one piece silicone gasket and a tongue and
groove construction moulded into the top and bottom halves to meet IP65
requirements. The top and base are assembled with four screws that locate
into brass inserts in the top moulding, facilitating repeated access to the
housed electronics. The fixing positions are outside the gasket, ensuring
the integrity of the seal.

Available in three sizes, 117mm x 79mm x 25mm, 117mm x 79mm x 32mm and 147mm
x 90mm x 25mm, all models are moulded in UL94-V0 flame retardant ABS in RAL
7035 light grey or RAL 9011 black, both over-moulded with RAL 7012 grey soft
side grips.

To reduce time to market and modification costs, all 1553W enclosures are
available factory modified with machining and silk screening to the end
customers’ requirements. To assist with the design process, AutoCAD and PDF
dimensioned drawings can be downloaded from the Hammond web site.

Paul Raynor, director, JPR Electronics, said, “Hammond Electronic enclosures
have a reputation for high quality and excellent design. The new handheld
waterproof 1553W enclosure range continues in this tradition and offers
customers a flexible ergonomic case for industrial and instrumentation
products that need to protect the internal electronics while enabling
frequent opening and closing without loss of integrity of the seal.”

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